Gender and the radiology workforce: Results of the 2014 ACR workforce survey

Edward I. Bluth, Swati Bansal, Katarzyna Macura, Julia Fielding, Hang Truong

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Abstract

Purpose As part of the 2014 ACR Human Resources Commission Workforce Survey, an assessment of the gender of the U.S. radiologist workforce was undertaken. Radiologist gender in relation to type of practice, work location, leadership roles, and full- versus part-time employment have not previously been assessed by this survey. Methods The survey was completed by group leaders in radiology identified through the Practice of Radiology Environment Database. Results The response rate to the survey was 22%, representing 35% of all practicing radiologists. The survey found that 78% of the radiology workforce is male, and 22% female. Among the men, 58% work in private practice, and 18% in the academic/university environment; among women, percentages were 43% and 31%, respectively. Of all physician leads, 85% are men, 15% women. Of the full-time radiologists, 15% of men are practice leaders compared with 11% of women. Conclusions Fewer women than men are in private practice. More women than men practice in academic/university environments. Among part-time radiologists, there are more men than women, but significantly more women work part time than men. Women are in the minority among practice leaders.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-157
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American College of Radiology
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 2015

Keywords

  • Gender analysis employment
  • radiologist employment by gender
  • radiologist workforce

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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